A few weeks ago, the editors at Texas Monthly asked me to write a piece about the buyout battle being waged for Dell Inc. I covered Dell in the 1990s and early 2000s, and I jumped at the chance. The shareholder vote on the buyout was supposed to take place Thursday morning, but it was delayed.
So the magazine decided to post my article on its web site, along with a short update from me at the top. (If you prefer to read it in print, the next issue should be on shelves soon.)
The delay of the vote isn’t a good sign for Michael Dell’s plan to take his company private, although I still believe he’s likely to prevail. I’ll be doing another update for the TM website next week when the vote is supposed to be concluded.